A first-of-its-kind DVD of a folk dancing concert by Latvia’s oldest ensemble, Līgo, has been released by the Rīga-based recording company MICREC.
The DVD was filmed June 18 during the ensemble’s 60th anniversary concert, “Līgo motīvi,” in the Dzintari concert hall in Jūrmala, MICREC announced in an Aug. 15 press release.
Līgo was founded in 1945 and is led by choreographer Jānis Purviņš.
The DVD showcases 35 folk dances performed by a total of 87 dancers. Four different dance programs are represented, including traditional Latvian dances, modern dances, dances tied to the theme of Midsummer (the Latvian festival of Jāņi) and dances performed to the music of popular composer Raimonds Pauls. The DVD includes explanatory text in Latvian and English as well as bonus video of scenes of Rīga and the Latvian Institute’s promotional clip, “Welcome to Latvia.”
The DVD is recorded in the PAL format, according to MICREC.
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